Customized Estate Planning And Administration
Many people assume that estate planning is a topic of interest primarily to older adults. While this may be true, creating a will and exploring other ways of protecting assets can provide peace of mind for adults of all ages. A thoughtful estate plan can literally be worth its weight in gold. You can smooth the way to estate administration that honors your individual and family legacy goals.
Even attorneys with little experience often put out their shingles looking for clients who need wills, trusts and powers of attorney. Before you entrust this serious issue to an inexperienced newcomer in the practice of estate planning, think about the peace of mind and quality legal products you can expect from an attorney with more than 40 years of experience.
Structure Your Estate Plan To Match Your Goals
You may wish to develop customized estate planning strategies or help your family avoid probate court. Mr. Gary Bennett will engage in the thoughtful dialog that you are looking for. He can help you select, draft and sign comprehensive estate planning documents such as:
- A will – perhaps a complex or pour-over will
- One or more trusts
- Powers of attorney, including a health care directive
Mr. Bennett may also assist you in implementing complex estate planning solutions such as establishing a family-limited partnership. He can also help you prevent or resolve will contests.
Take A Loved One’s Estate Through Probate With Clear Direction And Reassurance
Losing a spouse, parent or grandparent is emotionally and practically challenging for almost anyone. Managing and settling the estate of a family member can add layers of stress and worry to the process of grieving. For more than 40 years, attorney Gary Bennett has helped individuals and families wrap up estates efficiently and in accordance with the wishes of the deceased.
If you are the executor (personal representative), Mr. Bennett can help you move through each phase of the necessary legal processes, including:
- Verifying the validity of a will
- Taking necessary legal actions for intestate circumstances, when there is no will
- Opening the estate
- Inventorying assets
- Notifying creditors and beneficiaries of the status of the estate
- Filing notice with the probate court
- Managing accounts and personal property properly to prevent potential accusations of breach of fiduciary duty
Attorney Gary Bennett can help you resolve any challenges that arise while fulfilling your lawful duties.
Assisting With A Range Of Elder Law Issues
In addition to estate planning and probate services, attorney Gary Bennett also works with families who have concerns related to elder law. He routinely works with individuals who may need to move into an assisted living facility, or with people who have elderly parents who need to make sure everything is in place for the road ahead.
Whether you need assistance with long-term care planning, asset protection or other elder law matters, he can help you develop a plan that suits the needs of you and your loved ones. He will review your options with you, and work with you to make the decisions that are right for your family’s future.